Women's swimming & diving wins nine events, defeats RPI in last dual meet

Isabelle Lepesant '21 (Josh McKee photo)
Isabelle Lepesant '21 (Josh McKee photo)

Hamilton College captured first place in nine swimming events and the Continentals defeated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the final dual meet of the regular season at Hamilton's Bristol Pool on Saturday afternoon.

The Continentals finished with 159 team points to RPI's 139. Hamilton honored Hana Lindsey '20, Sadie Logan '20 and Renee Varga '20 as part of its senior recognition ceremony before the meet. The Continentals are back in the pool on Thursday, Feb. 13 for the start of the four-day 2020 NESCAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championship at Middlebury College.

Isabelle Lepesant '21 led Hamilton by finishing first in three individual events and helping the 200-yard medley relay to victory. Lepesant ended up more than 10 seconds ahead of the runner-up in the 200 butterfly and moved up to fifth place on the team's Top 10 Times list with a time of 2:09.99. She landed in third place on the top times list in the 100 fly with a time of 57.96 seconds. She touched the wall first in the 200 individual medley (2:15.04). Logan, Julia Martin '21 and Sam Karlson '23 joined Lepesant on the medley relay that recorded a winning time of 1:50.93.

Logan grabbed first place in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.60 seconds and the 200 free (1:59.23). Martin took the top spot in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.11) and was edged by one one-hundredth of a second in the 200 breast (2:32.89) in the race of the day. Karlson won the 100 free with a time of 54.20 seconds.

Martin and Karlson were joined by Claire Campbell '22 and Lucy Hamann '22 on the winning 200 free relay with a time of 1:43.04. Hamann added runner-up finishes in the 100 backstroke (1:01.16) and the 200 back (2:11.14).

Patricia Shiebler '21 ended up in second place in the 1,000 free (11:30.34), Anna Edelson '23 was less than a half-second behind Martin in the 100 breast (1:10.45) and Meredith Gioia '22 was close behind Logan in the 50 free with a time of 25.77 seconds.